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Museums in RIO RANCHO

A place where kids can learn, AND have a great time? Surely not! 

When it comes to museums in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, that’s exactly what you will find! The many fascinating museums in this The Land of Enchantment city offer a range of topics, with many perfectly designed to visit with children. 

Art lovers in the family? Take your pick! Looking for interactive museums with endless fun things to do with kids? Where would you like to start!?  Nature…history…transport…the list is endless!

Museums have become incredible places to go with kids where they can learn, interact, and be introduced to a whole new world of wonder.

Learning CAN be fun in Rio Rancho…and museums are the best place to start! Enjoy!

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  • J&R Vintage Auto Museum

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    (8 miles) Rio Rancho

    About 60 antique cars and trucks of varying vintage all maintained with love, on display to delight rev heads of all ages, including 12 classic cars which have competed in the Great American Race.

  • National Atomic Museum

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    (9 miles) Albuquerque

    The National Atomic Museum is the nation's only Congressionally chartered museum of nuclear science and history. The museum was established in 1969 as an intriguing place to learn the story of the ...

  • New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

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    (9 miles) Albuquerque

    This interactive, high-tech museum features an active volcano, Ice Age cave, and dinosaurs galore; including an enormous T-rex and Seismosaurus. The Planetarium and Lockheed Martin DynaTheater are ...

  • American International Rattlesnake Museum

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    (9 miles) Albuquerque

    An exciting and educational day out with the family...and snakes! A great conservation museum to explain how rattlesnakes have influenced our lives...with LIVE snakes!

  • Maxwell Museum Of Anthropology

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    (12 miles) Albuquerque

    Offers exhibits and programs relating to cultures of the world, with a special emphasis on the cultural heritage of the Southwest.

  • The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History

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    (14 miles) Albuquerque

    Learn the atomic story from frightening early research through to more modern and peaceful intentions, featuring both permanent and travelling multi media exhibitions and displays.

  • Tinkertown Museum

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    (17 miles) Sandia Park

    Tinkertown Museum is an amazing animated wood-carved western town and three ring circus enclosed in a compound made of 50,000 glass bottles.

  • Old Coal Mine Museum

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    (31 miles) Madrid

    Stroll back in time to when the last train left Madrid carrying coal, now a "ghost town" and interactive museum great for kids!

  • Bradbury Science Museum

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    (50 miles) Los Alamos

    Hands on interactive exhibits with some serious subject bases related to the laboratory's research in defense and technology.

  • Santa Fe Childrens Museum

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    (51 miles) Santa Fe

    The range of interactive exhibits, beauty of the outdoor garden, diversity of programs, and professional staff make for a special museum visit.

  • The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

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    (51 miles) Santa Fe

    The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture is located on beautiful Museum HillTM at 710 Camino Lejo off Old Santa Fe Trail in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from ...

  • Museum Of International Folk Art

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    (51 miles) Santa Fe

    Houses the largest collection of international folk art in the world.

  • New Mexico History Museum

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    (52 miles) Santa Fe

    The new museum includes permanent and temporary exhibitions that span the early history of indigenous people, Spanish colonization, the Mexican Period, and travel and commerce on the legendary Santa ...

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  • Rainbow Ryders

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    (5 miles) Albuquerque

    Specializing in hot air balloon rides all year round, Rainbow Ryders is the authorized hot air balloon company for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

  • Tours of Old Town

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    (9 miles) Albuquerque

    A historic family day out in New Mexico with entertaining outdoor walking tours, moonlight tours, and yes - GHOST tours!

  • Kokopelli Rafting Adventures

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    (50 miles) Santa Fe

    Half-day to multi-day rafting expeditions on the Rio Grande, as well as biking and hiking tours for kids 4 and up - and adventurous family day out in New Mexico!

  • New Mexico River Adventures

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    (80 miles) Embudo

    Super fun and exciting rafting trips along the Rio Grande and Rio Chama, including family rafting trips! Perfect for kids of all ages, are you ready for adventure in New Mexico?

  • The Albuquerque Aquarium

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    (10 miles) Albuquerque

    The Albuquerque Aquarium takes visitors on a journey down the Rio Grande from Albuquerque to its mouth in the Gulf of Mexico. Fresh water riverine, estuarine, surf zone, shallow waters, coral reefs, ...

  • ABQ BioPark Zoo

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    (11 miles) Albuquerque

    64 acres of animal fun in this Albuquerque zoo! With more than 250 species, kids will love exploring the amazing animals that will entertain you on your family day out!

  • Wildlife West Nature Park

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    (28 miles) Edgewood

    Wildlife West Nature Park, a wildlife preserve and "enhanced zoo," is located just 20 minutes from Albuquerque, New Mexico in nearby Edgewood. Conveniently located near Interstate 40, Wildlife West ...

  • Manzano Mesa Water Sprayground

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    (14 miles) Albuquerque

    A fully automated water park where all ages can get wet during the hot summer months.

  • Los Padillas Aquatic Center

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    (19 miles) Albuquerque

    The Los Padillas Aquatics Center consists of a zero depth pool with a variety of water play features including a large water slide, giant mushroom fountain and other spray features. It is handicap ...

  • Red Light Green Light

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    (2 miles) Albuquerque

    An interactive, educational open play and party center that offers unique experiences for kids up to 12, and their parents.

  • Monkey Mania Adventure

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    (6 miles) Albuquerque

    You can walk-in for open play, dress up in the costume room, sing karaoke songs in the one-of-a-kind Hollywood room, create arts and crafts, watch a movie in the Jungle tree media center, have fun in ...

  • Cliffs Amusement Park

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    (7 miles) Albuquerque

    Uncle Cliff's Kiddieland may have grown-up, but Cliff's Amusement Park is still the #1 place for family fun. Moms, Dads, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, even Grandmas and Grandpas, can enjoy ...

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